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Category: Silicone-Based

Review: Swede Silicone Supreme

Up until recently I’ve been a water-based lube kind of person. For the longest time I eschewed silicone lube because of my fondness for silicone toys (since when silicone lube and silicone toys mix there’s a great possibility that there will be a chemical explosion that will destroy the toy forever! By which I mean, it will warp and/or melt the silicone and make it tacky and gross and essentially unusable). However, my acquisition of more metal sex toys recently as well as my love of glass toys and a fondness for longer lasting lube than most water-based lube will deliver has lead me to Swede Silicone Supreme.

I recently reviewed Swede Aqua Comfort which comes in the same bottle that’s nearly the same color but is water-based rather than silicone-base01. While I wasn’t much of a fan of the Aqua Comfort lube itself I was blown away by the bottle. I love pump-style bottles on lube, they’re so much easier to use in the middle of sexing than flip-top or any other styles.

These are especially awesome because they come with not one but two ways to help reduce the risk of spillage: the top turns 90 degrees to lock and there is a cap to put on the top, both of these do not allow the top to be pushed down therefore no lube can come out. Brilliant? I think so. I’ve already lost the cap since it’s a pretty tiny little bit of plastic, but that’s okay because I can still lock it. It’s good to have a backup plan.

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As for performance, I think it is excellent. However, I don’t have too many other silicone-based lubes to compare it to. Or, two to be exact, only one of which I’ve reviewed02. I’ve used a few different types of silicone lube packets in the past but not consistently enough to give a great comparison. This does seem a little bit thinner than other silicone-based lube I’ve experienced, though not by much, but it works exactly the same as far as I can tell.

However, compared to water-based lube it excels in multiple areas. Although it is thin like many water-based lubes it is silky smooth, lasts for an extremely long period of time, and it will never get sticky. This also means you don’t need as much of it as you would water-based lube so the bottle will last longer as well. It doesn’t feel as natural as water-based lube, which I don’t like as much, but it’s not a deal-breaker. It also doesn’t contain any glycerin or parabens, those chemicals I usually rant about in water-based lube reviews.

Although it doesn’t have much of a smell or taste I would recommend staying with water-based lube for oral sex and primarily using silicone-based for vaginal and anal. Mostly this is because of the consistency. Since silicone lube is long lasting it can be long lasting in your mouth and leave it feeling kind of odd. Again, not horrible, but just kind of awkward and not pleasant. It’s especially perfect for anal, however since you don’t have to worry about it drying out at all.

Overall, it hasn’t become my favorite lube ever, but it’s definitely the first silicone lube I reach for when I’m looking for silicone lube. It hasn’t eclipsed Sliquid as my favorite brand, but it has convinced me that I need to get my hands on more silicone lube.

If you choose to purchase this or anything else from Kama Sutra Closet be sure to use the code Wanton15 when you check out to get 15% off your purchase. Much thanks to Kama Sutra Closet for sending me some Swede Aqua Comfort to review!

Product Specs

Name: Silicone Supreme

Manufacturer: Swede

Type: Water-based Lubricant

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: No
Vegan: Yes

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone and Dimethiconol

Smell: None.
Taste: Kinda oil-y (or, really, silicone-y), slippery, not bad.
Sticky? Not at all!

  1. though that was probably glaringly obvious due to the product names. []
  2. I have a little bottle of Pjur Original Bodyglide that I got in an event goody bag []
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Review: Wet Naturals

I was very interested in trying out the Wet Naturals line because I am trying to only use lubricant which is both glycerin- and paraben-free, and the three products in this line are specifically designed for those who are sensitive to or trying to avoid these chemicals.

They also boast of being enriched with natural ingredients such as aloe, grapefruit seed extract, and red clover extract, though I’m not really sure the added benefit of these things. They are all “designed to enhance a woman’s natural moisture” according to the Wet Naturals website, and are supposed to be hypoallergenic.

Product Specs

Product Line: Wet Naturals

Manufacturer: Wet

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: No
Vegan: Yes

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Name: Beautifully Bare

Type Water-based

Compatibility: Works with all toy types. Latex safe. Body safe.

Ingredients: Water, PEG, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate-20, Sodium Benzoate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus
Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cran-berry) Fruit Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid.

Experience
Usually water-based lubes that are glycerin-free are pretty thin, and unfortunately this is also the case for Beautifully Bare, which is annoying. The positive side is that the lube itself lasts quite a long time even without glycerin, though since it is quite thin you have to use quite a bit of it.

After a while it does end up absorbing into the skin, which is purposeful according to the Wet Naturals website, because “[o]nce absorbed, it leaves your skin silky soft and smooth.” A little strange for that to be part of it’s purpose, but it’s not really a negative though I wouldn’t really say that should be one of it’s main marketing points.

One big plus is that it has no negative taste or smell whatsoever, which is something I’ve run into with the last two glycerin- and paraben-free lubes. Overall it’s a great water-based lube, nothing too spectacular, but because it’s glycerin- and paraben-free I definitely recommend it over most other lubes.

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Name: Sensual Strawberry

Type Flavored water-based

Compatibility: Works with all toy types. Latex safe. Body safe.

Ingredients: Water, PEG, Flavor, Aspartame, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate-20, Sodium Benzoate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cran-berry) Fruit Extract, Trifolium Pratense ( Clover) Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid.

Experience
It smells like strawberry soda, which is pretty awesome actually, but not everyone would like to be reminded of strawberry Shasta while having sex. The taste isn’t really very strong at all, which I like, and is very pleasant, which is somewhat rare for a flavored lubricant. This is the first flavored lube that I have no qualms with the smell or taste of, which is pretty impressive.

I’m not super into flavored lube in general, but I enjoy the natural taste of my partners and don’t usually want to cover it up too much. One thing I’ve thought flavored lube may be wonderful for is analingus, especially for those wanting to try it but worried about potential yuck factor. While thorough cleaning will usually take care of any potential negative taste adding flavored lube may just simply help someone who is worried about negative taste be less nervous.

As far as the lube itself goes, it’s quite similar to Beautifully Bare in almost every regard. This makes sense considering it is also water-based and from the same line. It is fairly thin, but doesn’t absorb too quickly into the skin, and overall is extremely pleasant and my favorite flavored lube to date.

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Name: Silky Supreme

Type Silicone-based

Compatibility: Works with all non-silicone toys. Latex safe. Body safe.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Cyclomethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate).

Experience
This is actually the first silicone lube I’ve ever used, mostly because I tend to prefer silicone toys and since silicone lube plus silicone toys is not a good idea. Because of that I’ve stayed away from silicone lube, though I’ve always been curious to try some. Luckily I have quite a few glass toys which silicone lube works well with, as well as the Njoy Fun Wand, so I was able to enjoy this lube alone as well as with toys.

Unfortunately, it being my first silicone lube I don’t have a whole lot to compare it to, but I did notice a distinct difference between it and it’s water-based counterparts. The silicone lube simply feels different, though it’s difficult to explain. It definitely lasts a lot longer, which is a plus, because it seems to create a layer that never goes away until you wash it off unlike the water-based lubes which have a tendency to absorb into the skin. It’s simply silkier, hence the name I would presume, not because it’s smoother but because of that added layer, the extra silicone ingredient which gives it it’s own special texture.

It has no particular taste or smell to it, but that silky feeling is left on your tongue if it is tasted. It’s not necessarily a negative, but it’s definitely strange, especially to someone who is not used to silicone lube.

Overall I enjoyed Silky Supreme, although I doubt I’ll end up using it too often since it is silicone-based and most of my favorite toys are made of silicone. However, it is wonderful for partner sex and for non-silicone-on-silicone experiences.

You can find water-based Beautifully Bare, silicone-based Silky Supreme and flavored water-based Sensual Strawberry Wet Naturals lube, along with other Lubes and Lotions and sex toys of every flavor on SexToy.Com.

Much thanks to SexToy.Com and Wet for letting me review the Wet Naturals line!

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